You know I love a good vegan dip! Nothing’s more quick and easy than dunking veggies and pita wedges into something creamy and delicious. Especially when it’s made from scratch! This is one of those classic restaurant appies that everyone always wants to order. My recipe for vegan spinach artichoke dip is just as delicious, and has non of the animal by-products! It’s also quite healthy, thanks to some added fibre and protein from creamy butter beans.
Have vegan spinach artichoke dip as a meal on those lazy nights, or put it out as a comforting starter for your dinner guests!
vegan spinach & artichoke dip
Check out this well-loved restaurant appetizer gone vegan! Dunk as many pita wedges as you please into this creamy spinach and artichoke dip.
- 3/4 C finely chopped white onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil
- 8 C fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 C raw cashews, soaked for 20 minutes in hot water
- 1 C nondairy milk
- 1/4 C nutritional yeast
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- 1/8 tsp chili flakes
- 2 tbsp tapioca starch
- 1 x 395 ml can butterbeans or navy beans
- 1 C marinated artichokes, drained from marinade
Preheat oven to 425°F.
In a pan over medium heat, sauté onion in 2 teaspoons of olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes until slightly soft and fragrant. Lower heat to medium-low and add in minced garlic and spinach. Continue cooking for another 1 to 2 minutes until spinach is wilted and soft, but still bright green.
Drain and rinse cashews from soaking water and add to a food processor. Process until they become a fine meal and nearly smooth. Then add tapioca, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, sea salt, onion powder, white pepper, dried basil, chili flakes, and half of the nondairy milk to the food processor and process until smooth.
Add in beans and artichokes and run the machine while you gradually add the remaining half cup of nondairy milk. Process until smooth.
Pour this mixture into your baking dish and fold in the spinach, onion, and garlic mixture.
Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. It should be bubbling and slightly puffed and golden brown on top.
Serve with bread, crackers, or vegetables for dipping.